Sunday, August 30, 2015

A Perfect Wedding- It takes a Village!

It really takes a village to make the dreams of a young bride's wedding come true.
Walking into a chillier than normal hotel room , full of white and green flowers, the groom's mother and friends are creating beautiful floral arrangements for the next day.  The rooms smells wonderful and the flowers are amazing. 

Mercury glass vases hold arrangements of hydrangea, roses, queen anne's lace, hostas, and silver sage.  Lovely, indeed.

Receiving our instructions from Penny, the bride's mother, her friends create floral covered
candlesticks for the gift table.

And embellish the birdcage for cards.
The groom's mother made delicious butter mints in the bride's chosen colors- blue and silver.

We place them on an antique silver tray and embellish it with roses and their petals.  

The simple white tiered cake is embellished with sugar magnolias, roses and fresh sweet peas.

The brick walled terrace is embellished with tussie mussies of the chosen flowers.

 White lanterns  line the fountain where cocktails will be served.
Now entering the cocktail hour, the bridal party.( Note Molly- in the back! carrying a little bundle of joy.  She just gave birth to a sweet baby girl- the first niece of the bride!  And she fit in the bridesmaid dress!!!)
And now enters the bride and groom- from the terrace above.

Beautiful, lovely, sweet Kate.

Could she possibly look any happier?

All smiles-

Wearing a drop dead gorgeous beaded gown

With one of the most beautiful dress backs that I have ever seen.

And the perfect coiffure- a softly upswept style- embellished with flowers.

Notice the beautiful details of the bodice.

Smiling up at her new  husband- can you tell she loves him?  So much!!!
Entering the dining room for dinner, a soft romantic glow is cast over the room.
Full of white linens and white flowers, it is a romantic bride's dream.

 The food is simple and good- a mac and cheese station- yum! A real hit with the guests.

Menu signs were designed and made by the bride for each station.

Caprese  Salad- made by her sister's true love.

Grilled chicken and fruit salad
Mediterranean Salad
Add a little Pork Loin and Apricot Sauce and an open bar, and you have the perfect combination.

It was an occasion for all to gather and celebrate-


nieces and nephews

And finally- the proud parents- who were  so proud of their beautiful daughter
and so happy to be celebrating with family and friends- Penny and Greg.  

And to the newly weds- wishing you a long life of happiness and joy together.
Congratulations to Kate and Craig.


Margaret Carruthers said...

Beautiful bride, fabulous photos, lovely setting. Plus, even I can take inspiration from some of the flower arrangements for my little house. Love the white hydrangeas in the Mercury glass vases.

Renée said...

More than perfect. The happiness in everyone's eyes was the icing on the cake.

Katha said...

So Beautiful! So much fun! So good to be together! Congratulations to the beautiful bride and her handsome groom!

Laurell Banner said...

The wedding was just beautiful from the flowers to the bride and her stunning bridesmaids.
Food was awesome. Great lobster Mac and Cheese.wonderful salads and the most yummy wedding cake.
Congratulations to Lovely Kate and her handsome groom. May you always be as happy as you were on this beautiful day.
Great pictures Susan as usual.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Very beautiful and elegant. Everything is stunning. I particularly love the table decorations and the food looks scrumptious.

Congratulations to the lovely couple.